Written by Press Tv
Egyptian plainclothes police officers have beaten a man to death in the country's second largest city, Alexandria, on grounds that he had defaulted on a bank loan.
Mustafa Attia, 39, was arrested on Tuesday on his way out from a broker. Two policemen put handcuffs on him and dragged the man along the street, al-Ahram newspaper reported on Thursday.
"Attia had already paid his debts before he was arrested, but the policemen didn't know that," the Secretary General of the Cairo-based Egyptian Organization for Human Rights Hafez Abu Saeda told al-Ahram on Thursday.
Attia is survived by a wife and three children, the oldest one only four-years-old.
His death is the third in the hands of Alexandria police this year and second in a month's time.
Last month, 19-year-old Ahmed Shaaban was killed by Alexandria police at the now infamous Sidi Gabr police station. He was reported to have been tortured before succumbing to his injuries.
Police dumped his body in a nearby lake, according to his family.
The case of Khaled Said, a young businessman who was allegedly beaten to death by policemen, caused an international uproar.
The two policemen charged in that case are currently on trial.